[HEADS UP] xorg version switch in CURRENT

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Tue Dec 17 20:12:14 UTC 2013

On 12/17/13 14:07, Steve Kargl wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:20:53PM +0100, Niclas Zeising wrote:
>> To get VT switching when using KMS drivers (ATI, Intel) please use
>> newcons: https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons or if that is not possible,
>> force the use of the vesa driver for xorg.
> It appears that newcons is unusable with a static kernel.
> Adding 'device drm2' and 'device i915kms' to my kernel
> config results in a quick death to 'make buldkernel'.

You may not want it either. The radeon KMS driver, if loaded with 
newcons before X, replaces your console with snow (or at least it did 
the last time I tried it).

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